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. in june of 2009, fbi directer acknowledged the challenge facing the bureau stating, "it is not sufficient for us as an organization to respond to a terrorist attack after it has occurred. it is important for us as an organization to develop the intelligence to anticipate the terrorist attack developing intelligence, developing facts. and the past we looked at collecting facts for the courtroom. we now have to think of ourselves as gathering facts painting a picture of a particular threat understanding the risk and moving to reduce that risk. and i couldn't agree more with the directer's statement. and then on november 5, 2009, a gunman walked in the soldier readiness center at fort hood, texas and shouted the jihaddic term. and opened fire on unarmed soldiers and civilians. he killed 13 and wounded 43 42 others. was the most horrific terrorist attack on the u.s. soil since 9/11. today we will exam the facts of the fort hood case as we know them to better understand how these facts that seem so obviously alarming now were so missed by seasoned professionals and to understand how the fbi
, two of the three organizations testifying today did not exist. and the third, the f.b.i., was a very different organization than it is today. focused on domestic crime as it had been for quite a while. obviously in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on america of 9/11, 2001, congress and the executive branch created the department of homeland security and then pursuant to the 9/11 commission recommendation created the national counterterrorism center. the f.b.i. essentially recreated itself into a first rate domestic counterterrorism intelligence agency. in addition to carrying out all its other responsibilities. in his absence we should thank director mueller for what i think is an extraordinary job he's done in overseeing this historic transformation and to thank the two of you, secretary napolitano, and director olsen, for what you have done together these changes represent the most significant reforms of america's national security organizations since the 1940's, at the beginning of the cold war. it's not coincidental since after 9/11 we understood we were facing a very diffe
came during a hearing on u.s. security threats. janet napolitano and the fbi associate director also testified. this is an hour and 50 minutes. >> the hearing will come to order. good morning to all. this is our annual, our committee's annual home lapd threat assessment hearing -- homeland threat assessment hearing. i want to welcome back janet napolitano, secretary of department of homeland security, and matt olsen, and the associate deputy director, kevin perkins, who is standing in for director bob mueller today. the director had to undergo unexpected surgery resulting from complications associated with recent dental treatment. he's unable to join us today. but we welcome mr. perkins in his stead. we with confidence we extend best regards to the director for a speedy recovery. this will be the final time that i have the privilege of chairing this annual hearing, so i want to use this opportunity to thank each of you for your leadership in our nation's homeland security and counterterrorism efforts through you to thank those who work with you in each of your departments or agencies
: f.b.i. on the ground in libya hunting those that rioted in been gadz zi. they are stepping up drone flights and sending intelligence agents to search for those suspected of killing ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans. u.s. officials say they have found no evidence pointing to a particular group or indicating the attack was planned. >>> as investigators try to close on in the killers in libya no questions are being raised at home. the white house claiming that there was no actionable intelligence, those are their words, pointing to an attack on the consulate but members of the congress saying there were multiple attacks on diplomatic attacks in benghazi and the consulate was a clear target. molly henneberg has more details from the white house. >> molly: there was an ide attack on that same consulate in benghazi in june. then the red cross in benghazi came under attack in august. they insist the 9/11 was in response to a privately made video posted on youtube in june that though found offensive. here is what part of the president said about it. >> there is no rel
, is that on september 11, 2001, two of the three organizations testifying today did not exist. and the third, the f.b.i., was a very different organization than it is today. focused on domestic crime as it had been for quite a while. obviously in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on america of 9/11, 2001, congress and the executive branch created the department of homeland security and then pursuant to the 9/11 commission recommendation created the national counterterrorism center. the f.b.i. essentially recreated itself into a first rate domestic counterterrorism intelligence agency. in addition to carrying out all its other responsibilities. in his absence we should thank director mueller for what i think is an extraordinary job he's done in overseeing this historic transformation and to thank the two of you, secretary napolitano, and director olsen, for what you have done together these changes represent the most significant reforms of america's national security organizations since the 1940's, at the beginning of the cold war. sinceot coincidental after 9/11 we understood we were facing a very
that was not enough to warrant an investigation. there was nothing the fbi could point to which would single him out for special investigation or attention. was this an intelligence failure in wisconsin? >do you think there could have been things done to prevent this attack that were not done? >> i think the fbi late at where the problem was. they're really good at investigating after the fact, after things happen, but we had a delicate balance between people's constitutional right to assemble and express their speech, however weil, but we also have to be board cleaning and look at ideologies that have long histories of -- forward- looking and the ideologies that have long histories of spawning violence. i'm not talking about doing covert operations and people with extremist police, but i think it is important we have an overt monitoring police system on what is causing people to act of violence may. was this an intelligence failure? i do not think it is. but one thing the department of homeland security and the fbi could have done -- where was the warning the that sikhs and muslims have been victim
. "helping." f.b.i. and others are on the ground in the early stages of the investigation. top priority here? find out whether the strike on the consulate was a planned assault by terrorists rather than a rampageing mob angry other antimuslim video. catherine is in washington, dc, first on the reported arrests. >> this afternoon, the intelligence community is trying to knock down the report. this question was put to the state department. i saw the press reports before i came down. i was not able to confirm them. obviously, it would be a good thing if we are moving forward on this. >> the state department confirmed the investigation in benghazi at consulate is led by the libyan authorities with f.b.i. agents on the ground because american citizens are dead. at least publicly the state department remains cautious when it comes to assigning blame. fox is told that two groups are part of the universe of suspects in the libyan attacks affiliated with al qaeda, the affiliate in north africa. one is the lifg, the libyan islamic fighting group banned under qadaffi and the other is a group, too, that
that are on the ground in libya. there is one u.s. navy destroyer off of the coast and another coming there, too and f.b.i. agents and as well a stepped up drone surveillance. we are talking about a terror manhunt in libya. in addition to the motivator of that film made in the u.s., it could be a complex organization to take out u.s. officials with an al-qaida link. we are looking at the video we have seen coming from the who is citing that the al-qaida number two was killed by the u.s. and called on action from the u.s.. a complex and fluid situation, back to you. >> gretchen: thank you. >> brian: how does the united states respond? former director of national intelience who worked in the worst situation . ambassador, welcome. what is our best next step first of course in libya? >> let mow say that chris stevens, we lost an exemptary diplomat. he was the kind of example of expeditionary diplomacy that characterized our hot spots . we will mourn his loss and miss him greatly. as far as the next step, we have to wait this situation out a bit and at least get past the friday prayers tomorrow and see how tha
people. >> charlie, will we see a coordination between the fbi and american official who are coming and the libyan security officials in benghazi? >> reporter: yes, from what we understand that investigation is already under way. interestingly, we didn't see investigators at the compound. yes, they are spreading out throughout the benghazi area in the hunt for the people that are responsible for this, but the eyewitnesses we spoke to said it was a rally. it was an anti-american protest, but it was largely peaceful. what happened after that seemed to have been guided, and it wasn't out of anger. this wasn't a rally or an anti-american protest that exploded. this seemed to be an attack on the u.s. consulate. >> thank you very much. senior correspondent john miller, senior director of national intelligence along with lara logan. good morning. what do we know about the people behind the attack in benghazi? >> not much. i mean, right now we're in the stage, a critical stage, of attribution, which is how do we figure out who it was if it wasn't a spontaneous mob? given the equipment, the
hoffa. one of the persistent questions. why is this shed and driveway? >> the f.b.i. has this case. of course, they have been searching for years for jimmy hoffa's body. it came up where somebody complained they saw or know of a body that was buried at that location. he gave a couple of names that were tied in with jimmy hoffa at the time when he disappeared. that was the reason for the search. either they had to search for a body or jimmy hoffa's body. that is the reason for this. >> heather: this location it's about 30 miles west of where he was last seen. you mentioned those names. they are associated with the house itself? >> i think they are. one of them -- i'm not sure if they are relatives or not. the person who made that allegation the f.b.i., i think those names were connected in some way. one of those names are probably the prime suspect of disappearance of jimmy hoffa. >> heather: what are investigators looking for in these soil samples. what do they hope to find? >> anything they can find. any kind of bone, body, dna anything to prove there is a body there. does the f.b
the embassy in tripoli. the f.b.i. has launched a full investigation. agents are being sent there now to sift through the wreckage for evidence. now two war ships armed with cruise missiles are taking positions off the libyan coast. so the u.s. response to these violent protests has also become a very heated topic in the presidential campaigns. i'll have more on that coming up at 5:30. mike, andrea? >> kristin fisher with the update from our satellite center. >>> two sisters are accused of running an illegal home day care in woodbridge, virginia. they each face seven counts of reckless endangerment of a child. investigators say the two women were trying to care for 21 children between the ages of three months and four years old. and they say investigators found seven infants strapped into car seats and left in bath rooms and closets. none of the children was injured. >>> another rabid beaver has turned up in fairfax county. a group of youngsters were add the hidden pond nature center sunday when a beaver jumped out of the water and started chasing them. an animal control officer shot the beav
similar protests in egypt and libya, but now the f.b.i. is investigating the possibility that the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in libya was a planned terrorist attack intended to mark the anniversary of 9/11. here is secretary of state senator clinton followed by president obama. >> how could this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save. >> make no mistake. we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> my name is chris stevens, and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> reporter: the obama administration has started the search for the people who killed ambassador stevens and the three other state department officers killed in tuesday's attack. they're bringing in the marines, unmanned drones and two warships armed with cruise missiles. they're taking position just off the libyan coast. the situation escalating rapidly. i will be monitoring it throughout the next half-hour and bring you an update at 6:30. >> we'll see you then, kristin live in our satellite center this morning. >>> the film behind all
the libyan people. >> charlie, will we see a coordination between the fbi and american officials who are coming and the libyan security officials in benghazi? >> reporter: from what we understand from libyan officials we've spoken to, that investigation is already under way. although, interestingly, we didn't see any investigators aat the compound, but yet they are spreading throughout the ben z gazi area. it was a rally, anti-american protest, but largely peaceful. what happened after that seems to have been guided and it wasn't out of anger. this wasn't an anti-american protest that exploded. this seemed to be an attack on the u.s. consulate. >> thank you very much, senior correspondent, john miller, along with chief correspondent lara logan. good morning. >> good morning. >> what do we know about the people behind the attack in benghazi? >> not much. we're in a critical stage of attribution, which is how do we figure out who it was if it wasn't a spontaneous mob? the people who showed up after the demonstrators with the guns, it was much more likely it was an organized group. tw
the f.b.i. would begin the investigation by interviewing the 30 american survivors of the attack who are now at a u.s. military wais in germany. the attackers struck at 10 p.m. local time tuesday and within 15 minutes were inside the compound firing on the main building where ambassador chris stevens, information manager sean smith, and a security officer had already begun destroying classified documents. smoke and flames from a rocket- propelled grenade which exploded on the roof, drove the security officer of the building, but he went back in to find stevens and smith. state department spokeswoman victoria nuland described what happened next. >> when he got to sean smith, he was already dead. he pulled him from the building. he went back into the building with additional security forces, but was unable to locate ambassador stevens before the fire overcame the building. >> reporter: the battle then shifted to an annex where two other americans, former navy seal glen doherty, and a still unidentified state department security guard were killed. apparently out-numbered and outgunned b
the fbi has a team on the ground in libya to identify suspects, gather evidence and assess whether a prosecution is possible. as fox news was first to report the targeted killing of ambassador coordinated and may be linked to a group called lifg or the libyan fighting islamic group. it was banned by the former dictator muammar qaddafi because of its support for al qaeda. the head of the house intelligence committee is one of few members of congress fully briefed on the attacks and the investigation. >> even though we can't say for sure this was an al qaeda event yet it certainly fits the profile, it fits the signature, the precision, the way that they carried out this particular attack, certainly would make it likely that it is an al qaeda affiliated organization. >> reporter: this morning the libyan foreign ministry saying that they believe a group called ansar al sharia was involved. they support the extremist goal of imposing strict sharia law in that country. jenna: ongoinging investigation as we learn more about libya. what about cairo? what are we learning about the investiga
concerns, the f.b.i. is investigating. former u.n. ambassador told fox news megyn kelly today the content of the stevens' journal may expose, "a failing in the overall approach to the region." >> but i'm sure that if he believed that security was a problem, he would have informed the state department diplomatic security bureau. they would have made a threat assessment and should have taken the necessary steps. the fact that he and three other americans were killed by definition shows there was a massive failure of security. >> at first, cnn only cited an individual familiar with stevens' thinking. a few days later, anderson cooper disclosed the existence of the journal. enter felepe reynes, aide to hillary clinton. he told cnn they lack humanity to fail to allow assurances to the stevens family to return the journal promptly and not report on personal details. cnn executives dispute that. now enter hastings for buzzfeed.com facing his best known for an article he wrote for "rolling stone" magazine a couple of years back that resulted in the firing of generally stanley mcchrystal. hastings
trained marines arrived in tripoli overnight. the fbi investigate ifs that rampage at the u.s. embassy in benghazi was an al-qaeda plot. >>> killed in the attack was u.s. particular chris stevens. a state department information officer, sean smith, also died. u.s. officials believe the fire bombing was i a targeted terrorist attack planned for september 11th and not part of a spontaneous protest like the others at the u.s. embassy in egypt where again in cairo there is rioting on the street all over an obscure anti-islam video produce bid a california film maker and posted on youtube. president obama has condemned the attacks and secretary of state hillary clinton said the libyan government was not involved. libya's ambassador spoke out strongly as well. >> this incident is tragic. ments a tragedy. we condemn it. we will do everything possible to protect the american people. the international community has been working in our country. >> reporter: ambassador chris stevens lived in chevy chase what he was not on assignment overseas. sean smith was an air force veteran and the married fa
, particularly in the benghazi area. >> reporter: the fbi is leading the investigation. their team now on the ground in libya responsible for collecting the evidence intended to help whittle down that suspect list. >> we are conducting interviews, gathering evidence and trying to sort out the facts working with our partners both from a criminal standpoint as well as in the intelligence community to try to determine exactly what took place on the ground that evening. >> reporter: there are significant challenges facing u.s. investigators and the intelligence community. for one, getting a level of granularity that will allow them to identify individuals and their associations with various groups. another challenge, sifting through whatever information or evidence was left behind at a crime scene that was never really secured. all against a backdrop of concern for the investigators' safety. >> the fbi has a track record of being able to go into these places that are volatile and be able to put together a criminal case. we've done it in yemen with the coal bombing. we did it in east africa
's an fbi investigation that's ongoing and we look to that investigation to give us the definitive word as to what transpired. but putting together the best information that we have available to us today, our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo, which were prompted, of course, by the video. what we think then transpired in benghazi is that opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding. they came with heavy weapons, which unfortunately, are readily available in postrevolutionary libya. and it escalated into a much more violent episode. obviously, that's our best judgment now. we'll await the results of the investigation, and the president has been very clear we'll work with the libyan authorities to bring those responsible to justice. >> was there a failure here that this administration is responsible for, whether it's an intelligence failure, a failure to see this coming, or
at a military hospital in germany. we have the marine anti-terror group on the ground. f.b.i. investigation underway. ships sitting off the coast, one now with missiles on board just in case. back to you. martha: we wait to find out news of the investigations and if they have had any success in tracking down the people responsible for those deaths. that is the next big question, gregg. thank you very much. >> it's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. bill: those famous words from neil armstrong made history at first man to walk on the moon. we were about to witness an american moment together. washington national cathedral filled to capacity this morning. martha: as we remember his achievements and celebrate the life of a man who captivated and inspired a nation. the astronaut's family described him as a reluctant hero who always believed that he was just doing his job. bill: bret baier is live and joins us now. good morning. >> good morning, bill and martha. this event is called a celebration of neil armstrong's life, the first man of 12 to walk on the surface of the moon. e
workers have been ordered to leave the country this morning, as the fbi and other agencies try to figure out who carried out the malicious attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. >> i want to assure you, we will bring their killers to justice. >> reporter: the attack was complex and preplanned. likely, for the anniversary of september 11th. it was around 10:00 at night in libya. 20 heavily armed attackers began firing at the libyan security guards protecting the american consulate, before setting the main building ablaze. inside, ambassador stevens and several others were trapped between the flames and the gunfire. stevens became separated from the others by the heavy, black smoke, while trying to exit the building. it was nearly a five-hour gun battle. additional security eventually regained some control, while employees escaped. but the buildings are now abandoned. it was also nearly 12 hours before ambassador stevens' body was returned by local libyans, who had carried him to a hospital in an effort to save him. a contingent of some 50 u.s. marines is no
this thing back under control. megyn: there was an fbi briefing this morning where the homeland security department warned that the united states could be attacked in the wake of all this dread what can you tell us about that? remapped i think it is far too early to tell. i don't think we have anything concrete. there is going to be violence in the united states, we don't have any proof. it's the logical caution, knowing how certain groups are trying to fan these flames and cause trouble for us and our allies overseas. megyn: mr. chairman, thank you so much for your time. we appreciate it. i want to let all of our viewers know that the chairman will be on fox news sunday. this sunday with chris wallace. he will give chairman wallace roger is rogers the time he deserves for an interview. ben bernanke's plan to fix the economy and skeptics. we will have that just ahead. plus, the shadow of the iranian hostage crisis looming over the turmoil in the islamic world. former president jimmy carter saying that handling should be an example for president obama to follow. we will talk to him about
of how substantial they could be. the u.s., of course, weighing in heavily in this investigation. f.b.i. agents leading the investigation, and should be in the country in short order. what we're hearing in cairo is what we're seeing on those feeds is that there has been clashes again overnight and into the day between protesters and the police. we understand that the cordon has been pushed away from the u.s. embassies, so there is no repeat of what we saw on tuesday with individuals scales the wall around the embassy. another wall has been built on the other end of the street away from the embassy to make sure that -- well, they're going to get to one wall around the embassy, they've got to cross another wall on the other side of the street. but again, there have been clashes through the day there and we are just about look at the end of friday prayers and traditionally then is when protests begin. in yemen, the u.s. embassy was assaulted there yesterday. parts of the grounds were overrun by protesters. we have new information coming from an unnamed yemeni government official telling me
heard from a friend of mine, fbi agent, the media does not think so. who is supposed to stand up for these guys? you know what i am staying? host: how do you think the administration handled libya? guest: let me just say, i have worked for both republican and democratic administrations. i really think that it is unfair to level such a criticism of president obama. he has been a very strong leader on protecting this country, as president bush was. both presidents have put the security of the american people as job number one, as they should. they have both been strong in that area, it is unfair. libya was a tragic event. ambassador stephens died two weeks ago today. the responsibility for guarding our embassies in conflict overseas, there is not an american military protecting our embassies. it is the host country that provides perimeter security around different establishments. so, let us down? in cairo? the egyptian government did not have enough security to run the embassy, which is why the crowd went over the wall. it was the libyans who led us down in been gauzy, when ambassa
of mine, fbi agent, the media does not think so. who is supposed to stand up for these guys? you know what i am staying? host: how do you think the administration handled libya? guest: let me just say, i have worked for both republican and democratic administrations. i really think that it is unfair to level such a criticism of president obama. he has been a very strong leader on protecting this country, as president bush was. both presidents have put the security of the american people as job number one, as they should. they have both been strong in that area, it is unfair. libya was a tragic event. ambassador stephens died two weeks ago today. the responsibility for guarding our embassies in conflict overseas, there is not an american military protecting our embassies. it is the host country that provides perimeter security around different establishments. so, let us down? in cairo? the egyptian government did not have enough security to run the embassy, which is why the crowd went over the wall. it was the libyans who led us down in been gauzy, when -- benghazi, when ambassador stevens
. the fbi will also go over and do a forensic examination. and with that, we'll start to get indications of who might have been responsible. but ultimately, we still are going to be very reliant on the government of libya. and thankfully, they have said and done all the right things thus far to pursue this and also secure our institutions in the future. >> thanks for your perspective this morning. i appreciate it. >> my pleasure, good to see you. >> you too. it's 7:09, here's savannah. >>> thanks. senator john mccain was a key advocate for early u.s. intervention in libya and a friend of chris stevens. good morning. >> good morning. >> do you believe that ambassador stevens was the intended target of terrorists? >> i do. i think the indications of how this attack was carried out clearly indicate that's the case. and i'd remind you, savannah, that they just went through a very bloody conflict and there's thousands of weapons in libya. they have a very weak government. this is their first experiment in democracy. the al qaeda elements are throughout the country. their borders are poor, and
. and here in the streets of washington it is the responsibility of ununiform forces the fbi. u.s. law enforcement is out on the streets here in washington protecting embassies around the clock. the u.s. wants to make sure that is returned around the world. >>> meantime in cairo the president made an address. what did he say? >> this is something that the u.s. had been waiting for. >> yes. >> to see him step out on this. i do not have the text of what he came out and said. but it was the symbol of they wanted to see him talk about this. it was important to see the egyptian leader put his face, his names and his ward ss are to what happened. >> we have a statement of the president. the presidency condemns in the strongest terms the attempt of a group to insult the place of the messenger, the prophet muhammad and condemns the people who have produced their work. the egyptian people both muslims and christians, refuse such insults on sanctities. >> that was the original statement released on facebook. a lot of people hoping the president steps up and issues a condem
as criminals and the president first called in the fbi to deal with the challenge as if it was a criminal matter >> the question before i turn out to you guys is what have -- what would have been wrong with the president coming to the rose garden and saying i am horrified by what has happened in egypt and obviously horrified by what has been done in libya. the safety and security is my foremost responsibility. but i would like to stand here and remind the people of egypt and the president and the prime minister and acting prime minister of libya that american lives were laid on the line for you on the one side, and we supported your efforts on the other side. we stand with countries that stand with the rule of law and you need to understand that you need to do the same for us. thank you very much to the time we'd be looking into this and walk away. rather than the sort of, you know, excuse making about islam. would that have been wrong for the president to do that? >> actions speak louder than words. they are also sending the military. you can disagree the fact there was in the military a
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